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Chicago Clean Power Ordinance Introduced with Backing of New City Council

Support from 31 co-sponsors means progress for cleaner air in Chicago Aldermen Danny Solis (20th Ward) and Joe Moore (49th Ward) announced today that 31 City Council members have signed on as co-sponsors of the Chicago Clean Power ordinance.  Solis and Moore plan to reintroduce the ordinance at today’s City Council meeting.  An ordinance requires 26 votes to become law. ELPC has

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Illinois’ New Energy Efficiency Programs Can Cut Your Energy Bills by $100 This Year

ELPC Senior Attorney Rob Kelter speaks at a press conference in Peoria, Ill. Read coverage from the Champaign News Gazette or view this video clip from local NBC affiliate WEEK: The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) are marking the first day of summer by urging Illinois residents to

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ELPC Report: Federal Mercury Standards Will Protect Children’s Health in Illinois

A new report from the Environmental Law & Policy Center finds that federal air toxics standards would protect the health of Illinois children by keeping tons of mercury pollution out of our air. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that leads to lower IQ and impaired brain development in infants and children. “Companies should be morally

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Sewage Bacteria Makes Chicago River One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

The daily discharge of 1.2 billion gallons of undisinfected sewage effluent into the Chicago River system threatens public health and has earned the river a place on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™, a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers. Supporting over six million residents regionally, the Chicago River flows through

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Michigan Public Service Commission Tells Consumers Energy to Expand Solar Program

The Michigan Public Service Commission directed Consumers Energy to expand its popular solar energy program, known as the Experimental Advanced Renewables Program (EARP). ELPC has been advocating to expand the program. “This decision moves Michigan’s energy sector in the right direction,” Said ELPC Attorney Brad Klein. “A smart solar program can keep bills down while

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Clean Energy Creates Manufacturing Job Growth in Michigan

New Study Finds 121 Solar Energy Companies and 120 Wind Power Companies Working in Michigan The Environmental Law and Policy Center’s new Michigan’s solar and wind energy supply chain study finds that 121 Michigan companies are engaged in the solar industry and 120 Michigan companies are part of the wind energy supply chain. The solar

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Chicago’s Next Mayor Will Support Green City Policies

Chicago’s Next Mayor Will Support Green City Policies Questionnaire Responses Show All Candidates Support “Green Growth Platform” of Leading Chicago Environmental Groups   Chicago  – All of Chicago’s mayoral candidates committed to improving Chicago’s environment through their responses to the Green Growth Platform issued by the City’s leading environmental and conservation groups.  The candidates’ responses

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New ELPC Study Finds over 150 Ohio Companies Working in Wind and Solar Power Industry

New ELPC Study Finds over 150 Ohio Companies Working in Wind and Solar Power Industry Columbus – The Environmental Law & Policy Center has released a new study of Ohio’s wind and solar energy supply chain. The study finds that 106 Ohio companies are doing business with the wind power industry and 63 Ohio companies

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New Supply Chain Study Shows Wind Energy Produces More Jobs and Business Growth for Iowa

Des Moines – The Environmental Law and Policy Center has released a new study of Iowa’s wind energy supply chain. According to the study, Iowa’s wind power supply chain comprises 80 Iowa companies with a total of over 2,300 employees in manufacturing alone.  The state ranks second nationally in total wind energy generation. With local

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ELPC and Partners Work with ComEd to Save Illinois Customers Half Billion Dollars through Energy Efficiency

CHICAGO (November 18, 2010) – An agreement between ComEd, environmentalists, and regulators will result in massive savings for ratepayers and potentially eliminate the need for new dirty coal plants in the region. The agreement, inked today, between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) and other parties is a

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